The simplistic idea that racism is limited to individual intentional acts committed by unkind people is at the root of virtually all white defensiveness on this topic.Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility
The New Couple by Alison James
I know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I have a particular weakness when it comes to covers featuring the front door of a house. It’s just so enticing, isn’t it? Come inside, it seems to say, there’s so much for you to discover here. I simply can’t resist the temptation to find out what lies beyond that door… it’s an instant must-read for me. I can’t wait to cross over the threshold and step into the world the author has created!Continue reading
The Mother-in-Law by Karen King
It’s been a looooong time since I’ve reviewed a book, so forgive me if my thoughts come across as being a bit disorganized. To say my review skills are rusty is a big understatement! All right… here we go…
This was a compelling read, even though I knew exactly how it was going to end.Continue reading
The Perfect Lie by Karen Osman
It’s been a while since I’ve written a review, or anything else here on the blog. With everything going on in the world right now, I haven’t been able to concentrate on writing out my opinions about the books I’ve read—until today. A quick thought written out on Goodreads ending up becoming a mini-review, so I decided to post it here, as well.
Ellis Island: A People’s History by Małgorzata Szejnert, Sean Gasper Bye (Translator)
Despite my love of history, I never got around to doing any serious reading about Ellis Island. My knowledge consisted mainly of what I was taught in school (most of which I’ve long since forgotten) and random information gleaned from things I read over the years that briefly mentioned its history and purpose, but only in relation to the topic I was reading about at the time. When I discovered this book on Edelweiss, I felt excited to (finally) read a book focusing on Ellis Island, its employees, and the emigrants who arrived there full of hopes and dreams of a new life in the United States.
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